Entrepreneurship as a force for economic development is alive and well in America’s cities. The Institute for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc Magazine have announced the annual Inner City 100, which includes the fastest growing businesses located in America’s inner cities.
Microenterprise, a major force in urban economic development, is also contributing to growth. From 2000-2002 microenterprise employment grew by 5.1% according to the Association of Enterprise Opportunity. At the state level, microenterprise employment grew in every state but Alaska.
Both of these reports are from the National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship.